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Katyayani Vrata ( For Early Marriage or Marriage Problems)
Marriage has become a huge issue these days. There are variegated reasons for such a delayed or problematic marriage in a person's horoscope. Despite all these issues/problems that a kundali (birth chart) may foretell, there are various remedial measures which are mentioned in our Puranas which not only assist in finding the right match but also help in sustaining the relationship throughout your life or getting out of any marriage related problem.
About Katyayaani devi: Mother Katyayaani is the sixth form amongst Navadurga or the nine forms of Durga Devi who are worshipped esp. on the 6th lunar day and during the Navaratri (9 nights) celebrations. She is the power of Vengeance/Victory. Skanda Purana mentions Devi being created out of the spontaneous anger of Devas, which
eventually led to slaying the demon, Mahishasura.
One of the best remedies for early marriage or for marriage problems is observing the Katyayaani Devi Vrat (a.k.a Gauri Devi Vrat). This vrat is mentioned in detail in this article. During this special month, the unmarried female (or unmarried male) eats only unspiced khichari, and after bathing in the river at sunrise, makes an earthen deity of the Goddess on the riverbank, and worships the earthen deity of Katyayaani Devi by whose grace they will be blessed with a good, faithful and worthy husband/wife soon after completion of this vrat.
Below is the vrata procedure that an unmarried woman or male should observe in this period (15th November to 13th December 2016) to obtain a good, faithful and worthy husband/wife.
The Katyayaani vrat katha has been mentioned in BrahmaVaivarta purana in the Krishna Janma Khanda Chapter 27. Lord Narayan Himself narrates the katha behind this to Shree Narada Muni.
This vrat was also observed by Sita Devi who was blessed by Durga Devi and was able to marry Shree Raam.
In today’s hectic lifestyles it is quite difficult to implement the intricate methodologies of the Vrat procedures. Hence we at www.dipika.org.za are laying out a simple yet effective procedure for this day in age. It is also worth mentioning that not only does this vrat benefit females who want to get married or who want to come out of marriage related problems, but it also benefits men. This remedy is also a very powerful tool to fulfil all your desires pertaining to health, wealth and happiness in marriage as suggested by Lord Narayan Himself. One can achieve maximum benefits of this puja when it is observed in the month of Marghashirsha because there is a great importance of Lord Krishna in this month. The Lord himself says in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 verse 35 that He is the Margashirsha month out of all the months. Lord Krishna saids "I, Myself, stay in Bruhathsama in the Samaveda, Gayatri in Chandassu or literature, Margashirsha in the Vedic months and Vasant rithu in rithus or seasons".
Katyayaani Devi Vrat vidhi (procedure)...
Katyayaani Devi vrat has four main parts 1) Dhyan 2) Chanting 3) Stuti 4) Fasting.
Step 1 –Dhyan (meditation) and e stablishing Devi on a Bedi: As per one's circumstances one can perform this either in the morning or evening. After having a bath, you should wear fresh clothes. Then at your prayer place, sprinkle water to purify the selected puja place. Then sprinkle ata (flour) on a red cloth that has been placed on a clean board/tile (or see what you can use – use your discretion). This is called a mandala/bedi (a place where the prayer is going to be performed). Fill a clay/brass/copper pot with white or basmati rice, place five fresh washed mango leaves
in the pot and place a coconut (you should have already have cleaned the coconut) in the pot. Thereafter drape a red cloth around the coconut. Then place this pot at the center of the mandala. Fresh grains are used in the worship as they convey the idea of growth and prosperity. Then print the picture above of Katyayaani Devi and place next to the clay pot. On the bedi place a Lord Ganesh murti or picture. Firstly either offer an agarbatti, lamp or flower (or all three) to Shree Ganeshji (turn seven times clockwise around the murti), and pray to Shree Ganeshji and praying to him to remove all obstacles in the path of your vrat to his mother Katyayaani Devi. Katyayaani Devi is now invoked and worshipped in the pot (khumbha/lota). Pray to Katyayaani Devi asking Devi to please enter in the pot (khumbha/lota) and accept your prayers. Visualise the divine form of Katyayaani Devi and narrate your wishes. It is important to ask Devi to take you under Her Divine protection and to always be pleased with your prayers and dedication to Her. Now chant the following: 1) Om swagatam su swagatam Om Katyayaaniyai namah (Swagatam means O Mother Katyayaani I welcome you.) Now garland the coconut. Then offer flower or flower petals. 2) Om idam pushpam – Om Katyayaaniyai namah. (Pushpam = flowers) Then offer incense 3) Om tato dhoopam aghraapayaami – Om Katyayaaniyai namah. (Dhoopam = incense) Then offer lamp 4) Om pratyaksha deepam darshayaami – Om Katyayaaniyai namah. (Deepam = lamp) You offer the above items by turning the items seven times around the coconut. 5) Om naivedyam samarpayaami – Om Katyayaaniyai namah Offer cut fruit) (Naivedyam = food) You can also place a small lota/chumbu of milk next to the coconut. 6) Offer prayers for forgiveness to Katyayaani Devi to allay for any mistakes made during the puja proper. Om yaani kaani cha paapaani janmaantara kritaanee cha, taani sarvaani vinashyanti pradakshinaa pade pade // Then offer your personal prayers to Mother Katyayaani. Ask Devi for whatever you want and Devi being so merciful will grant what you desire. But be careful what you desire for…
Step 2 = Daily Chanting: After this, recite the following mantra 3 malas or rounds. (A mala has 108 beeds. So you would be reciting the mantra provided below 324 times). However if you are unable to do 3 malas, please recite the mantra as per your circumstance.
The Sanskrit mantra is
Om shree durgayai sarvavighna vinaashinyai namah.
Step 3 = Hearing or chanting the Shree Durga Stuti – This stuti was recited first by Lord Brahma when he was being troubled by Madhu and Kaitabha. Srimati Radharani along with all the Vraja Gopikas also recited this Stuti for pleasing Durga Devi. This Stuti is called Jai Durga Stotra. I humbly suggest downloading the Durga Stotra on your phone and instead of chanting it and making mistakes. I rather prefer you to hear to the following link. And it is only 3.24 minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnqUn8F7sGo English Translation of Jay Durga Stotra ( Shree Durga Stuti) Jay Durga Stotra is in Sanskrit format. It is in praise of Mother Katyayaani by Lord Brahma. Lord Brahma chanted: O Durge, Shive, Abhaye, Maye, Narayani, Sanatani, Jaye please bless me. Sarva Mangale I bow to you. It is said that meaning of the letter d in your name Durga is destroyer of demons. Ukara is called as destroyer of all troubles and difficulties in Vedas. Ref is destroyer of diseases. Gakar is destroyer of sins. Aakar is destroyer of fear and enemies. Bhagavati Durga is called as energy of Lord Shree Hari. Remembering, reciting and singing the name of Bhagavati Durga, the demons are destroyed. This is mentioned by none other than Lord Shree Hari Himself. The word Durga indicates troubles or difficulties. Aakar indicates removal or destroying. Hence the Goddess who destroys troubles and difficulties is called by the name Durga. Durga also indicates the king of demons Durgamaasura. Aakar indicates destroying. Goddess Durga had destroyed king Durgamaasura. Hence the Goddess is named as Durga by Rishis and other learned people. In the name Shiva; Shakar indicates blessings, Ekar indicates collection or many things, Vakar indicates donor. The Goddess is giver of blessings and many good things and hence she is called by the name “Shiva”. She is “Shiv” i.e. pious and hence she is called by the name “Shiva”. Shiv means Moksha (removal of worldly bondage). Aakar indicates giver. Goddess is giver of Moksha a